Tesla is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars in the United States over concerns that its fully self-driving (FSD) software could cause malfunction.
It has been announced that the nation's auto safety regulator, NHTSA, is conducting an investigation into the company's autopilot systems.
The watchdog said Tesla's software allows a vehicle to "exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in an illegal or unexpected manner," which increases the risk of an accident.
The recall covers 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2023-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with the FSD Beta software.
It was not clear, at this time, whether the alert would have implications for Tesla cars in other countries including the UK.
“Tesla will release an over-the-air (OTA) software update free of charge,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Tesla said it is not aware of any injuries or deaths that may be related to the subpoena.
"It is possible that the feature may violate local traffic laws or customs while performing certain driving maneuvers," explained the regulator.
Possible situations where the problem can occur include traveling or turning through certain intersections while a yellow traffic light is on and making a lane change from certain turn-only lanes to continue straight.
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The software update is intended to fix issues with the way it behaves around junctions and follows posted speed limits
“The system may respond inadequately to changes in the posted speed limits or may not adequately take into account driver modifications of the vehicle speed to exceed the posted speed limits.”
Last year, Tesla recalled nearly 54,000 American cars that had the same software that may have allowed some models to idle too slowly.
Tesla and NHTSA say the FSD's advanced driving features do not make the cars self-driving and require drivers to pay attention.
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